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Renal transplant resident discusses a case with a faculty member.

Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is a leading center for kidney and pancreas transplantation, performing more than 130 kidney transplants annually. Emphasis is placed on overcoming barriers to transplantation while optimizing patient and allograft survival.

Active clinical programs in the Transplant Center include:

  • Living-donor and deceased-donor kidney transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation
  • Simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplantation
  • Pancreas transplantation after kidney transplantation

Mayo Clinic's Kidney-Pancreas Transplant Program involves a multidisciplinary team consisting of transplant nephrologists, transplant surgeons, clinical nurse coordinators, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, study coordinators, social workers and other allied health professionals, in addition to general nephrology and renal transplant fellows. The entire transplant team participates in your training during the Renal Transplant Fellowship.

Inpatient and outpatient areas dedicated to transplant patient care are also staffed by specialized nursing and allied health professionals. In addition to kidney and pancreas transplantation, the Transplant Center integrates programs in liver, heart and lung, and blood and marrow transplantation to specifically facilitate collaboration in clinical, research and educational pursuits among transplant specialists at Mayo Clinic.

Long-term kidney and pancreas transplant outpatient follow-up is provided by transplant nephrologists, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in the nephrology outpatient clinic, as well as in specialized outpatient clinics for transplant-related infectious diseases, endocrinology, dermatology and cardiology. All tissue typing, cross matching and alloantibody assays and therapeutic apheresis occur on the Mayo Clinic campus.

Mary Prendergast, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.From the program director

Welcome to the Renal Transplant Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida! Our program came to fruition in 2015. Since this time, we have been training fellows to succeed in growing their clinical expertise and knowledge to provide the utmost personalized care for our kidney transplant patients. We are accredited by the American Society of Transplantation, and have been continuously accredited without any citations.

Our fellowship program and its curriculum are designed to foster a learning environment that is dedicated to provide a strong clinical foundation for nephrologists. We are one of the largest multi-organ transplant centers in the U.S. with a high acuity tertiary care center.

Our values at Mayo Clinic are an essential component that extends first to our patients, and then to our family of physicians, personnel, and allied health staff. Our team of faculty members believe in being key advocates for our trainees, and strive to provide our fellows with platforms to achieve educational excellence, personal and professional growth, and success both during and after completion of their fellowship training.

Please use this website to gain more insight into our program and curriculum. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Mary Prendergast, M.B., B.Ch., M.D.
Renal Transplant Fellowship Program Director

Faculty

In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty members have published and lectured extensively and are highly regarded in their fields.

Fellows work directly with the kidney and pancreas transplant faculty at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tambi Jarmi, M.D.

Tambi Jarmi, M.D.

Senior Associate Consultant, Transplantation Medicine

Interests

  • Kidney and pancreas transplant complications
  • Secondary hypertension
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Martin Mai, M.D.

Martin Mai, M.D.

Consultant, Nephrology

Interests

  • Kidney and pancreas transplants
  • Immunosuppressive drug and drug protocol development
  • Hepatorenal syndrome
  • Renal effects of immunosuppressive drug therapy
  • Managing renal disorders in liver transplant patients
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Katherine Oshel, M.D.

Katherine Oshel, M.D.

Consultant, Transplantation Medicine

Interests

  • Renal and pancreas transplant
  • Acute kidney injury in native kidney and renal transplant
  • Critical care nephrology
  • Chronic renal allograft dysfunction
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Hani Wadei, M.D.

Hani Wadei, M.D.

Senior Associate Consultant, Transplantation Medicine

Interests

  • Viral reactivation after kidney transplantation
  • Effect of blood pressure on post-transplant kidney function and renal failure pre- and post-liver transplantation
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